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what kind of pills is suitable for?

i am 24 years old.i have weak blood because of .i used ,,and i eat every fruit,vegerables and suitable foot!.
but i am healthy only for some days.after that i became the same weak person.who can tell me----------

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is it safe to take hepatitis vaccine ( I have favism ) ?

I have favism
is it safe to take hepatitis vaccine ??

This is something you need to discuss with your doctor. Favism is tricky, and you need good advice from a doctor who knows you.  (+ info)

can someone with favism eat navy white beans?

I have the G6PD problem since i was born. and I had to stay in a hospital for about 10 days when i was 12 because I've been eating broad beans for sometime.

I've heard navy white beans are healthy. but not sure if they are under the "fava beans" list.

You can safely eat navy beans. The only food you really have to avoid are fava beans - the fava bean, as you know. For the most part, your main concern is with drugs and moth balls. This link- http://www.utoronto.ca/kids/G6PD.htm
gives a pretty good list of those things you need to watch for.  (+ info)

I was diagnosed at my childhood with G6PD def. how come I am not affected by fave peans ( favism ) ?

G6PD def. is and X linked heredatery disease so a male ( XY ) could either have the disease or not , the female ( XX ) could by a carrier .
Favism is associated with having the disease , I am from middle east so it would be the Meditrainian type

Different people - even with the G6PD deficiency - can react differently to fava beans. It is entirely possible that you DO react to the fava beans, but you can't really detect it and don't notice it much.

I have thalassemia and it makes me sensitive to fava beans and moth balls. Smelling moth balls for a few seconds might not do much that I notice, but sitting in a closet with mothballs for a minute or two makes me heady and it's the same with fava beans. I can eat a few fava beans and nothing seems to go wrong, but if I eat too many, I get dizzy and lightheaded.

Eat a fava bean or two might not hurt - at least, hurt in a way that you can notice and detect - but eat a handful and you might land in the doctor's office or the emergency room.  (+ info)

Favism: is it really like threatening for those who lack G6PD to eat fava beans?

Yeah. One of my colleague's kid has that problem. They found out that he had this problem when he kept going in and out of hospital. He was only 4 mths then. The doc said that if he eats fava beans or any other food that contains G6PD he will die. Whether it is life threatening or not, it's better to be safe than sorry. Cheers!  (+ info)

what is favism,explain?

fava bean related

Favism is a medical condition which is caused by an enzyme deficiency in the blood. People with this deficiency can experience anemia as a result of exposure to fava beans. The condition is most common in people who live around the Mediterranean, and it generally affects men, although women can be carriers. For people with this deficiency, an assortment of other foods and some pharmaceuticals can also trigger a reaction. The most effective treatment is avoidance of substances which can trigger anemia, and a blood transfusion for people in anemic crisis.
Officially, favism is known as Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency, or G6PD. The severity of this condition varies from patient to patient; in all cases, people suffer what is known as hemolytic anemia because their lack of this enzyme means that the health of their red blood cells is impaired. As a result, the cells can break down very quickly, triggering a range of symptoms from tiredness to coma, depending on the severity of the anemia. Southeast Asians and some Africans are also at risk of favism

Fava beans have been linked with anemic conditions since ancient times, which is why “favismfavismfavism” is used as a generic name for G6PD deficiency. However, not all people with this condition react to fava beans, and other legumes can also spark an anemic episode. G6PD deficiency also causes severe reactions with some medications; people with this condition should talk to their doctors, as different drugs represent different risks for unique individuals, and the list of risky drugs is quite long.

For someone with severe favism, exposure to the pollen of fava beans can cause a reaction, as will consumption of the beans. The patient may feel tired, feverish, or experience a headache, and the condition can also cause abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. If left untreated, favismfavismfavism can result in serious health problems, like a coma. Early warning signs of favismfavismfavism include jaundice, dark urine, and a general sense of feeling run down and tired all the time.  (+ info)

I want a list of medicaments (drugs) that should not be taken by a child who has G6PD deficiency (favism)?

is it safe to give him tobramycin (eye drops)?

I will say anti malarial drugs is one of them also Sulfonamide but check online for further info. Good luck  (+ info)

is specific cox2 inhibitors are safe anti-nflamatory&analgesics for patients with*FAVISM*HEMOPHILIA*GASTRITIS?

other NSANDs are contraindicated or even life-threatining

"There’s no such thing as a medication free of side effects. Every drug carries some risks. "
- See -http://www.health.harvard.edu/press_releases/cox2_inhibitor_and_pain.htm
Good luck!  (+ info)

what are types of favism ?

http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/f/favism/intro.htm  (+ info)

Side effects of fava bean consumption?

i heard that consuming fava beans has side effects, such as excessive libido, and in certain people it can cause death (favism?) i'm a 14 year old guy eating fava beans so i can grow taller (they naturally release hgh), can anyone tell me what precautions should i take?
i also read that eating them causes vivid dreams.. last night i took them a while before going to bed and had a quite vivid dream indeed.. is it just coincidence or shall i take precautions?

Broad beans are rich in tyramine, and thus should be avoided by those taking monoamine oxidase (MAOI) inhibitors.

Raw broad beans contain vicine and convicine, which can induce hemolytic anemia in patients with the hereditary condition glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (G6PD). This potentially fatal condition is called "favism" after the fava bean.[1][2]

Broad beans are rich in L-dopa, a substance used medically in the treatment of Parkinson's disease. L-dopa is also a natriuretic agent, which might help in controlling hypertension.[3] Some also use fava beans as a natural alternative to drugs like Viagra, citing a link between L-dopa production and the human libido.[4]  (+ info)

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